Definition of installation in US English:

installation

noun

  • 1The action or process of installing someone or something, or of being installed.

    ‘the installation of a central air-conditioning system’
    • ‘The offer includes a $250 rebate for installation and setup charges.’
    • ‘Providing the Scottish home improvement market with a quality, reliable and professional installation service, says Steel, is Homesmart's initial challenge.’
    • ‘This is followed by installation of dashboard wiring, the airbag holder, air ducts and metal clamps.’
    • ‘The connection charges cover the purchase of the satellite dish and indoor broadband unit, plus a charge for installation.’
    • ‘But Langton's return from Rome resulted in Pandulf's legatine authority being cancelled in 1221 and his installation as bishop followed.’
    • ‘For our first test, we chose a virtually identical XP machine and followed the same installation procedure as we had for the first.’
    • ‘After Saturday's installation ceremony, the new bishop met the people of the diocese in the cathedral grounds and later at a reception in St. Leo's College Assembly Hall.’
    • ‘The contract, signed in Mumbai on April 19 encompasses hardware, site installation services and ATM Network Management Services.’
    • ‘Yesterday rollout of the complete payload took place, followed by installation onto the launcher.’
    • ‘The installation ceremony will be followed by a public reception from 11 a.m. to noon in the Scheman building.’
    • ‘There was no manual, no quick installation guide.’
    • ‘For example, delivery or installation charges imposed on a debtor under a credit agreement that would also have been charged to a cash purchaser will be excluded.’
    • ‘Our installation and configuration procedure follows this version.’
    • ‘The installation of the equipment means the task of providing clean linen for forty clients each week will become the work of one day rather than the present 40 hours it takes.’
    • ‘The increase applies to installation, line rental and phone call charges for landlines, including ISDN services.’
    • ‘Improvements include window replacements, central heating installation, upgrades to loft and cavity insulation, kitchen modernisation and rewiring.’
    • ‘They have also been able to increase the installation of sanitary equipment used by patients and hospital staff.’
    • ‘IBM does not charge for installation and first year maintenance, while BCC does.’
    • ‘Introducing regulations for electrical contractors will save lives by improving installation standards, according to the main opposition party.’
    • ‘His standard delivery charge includes plumbing and installation, plus removal of the old appliance and all packaging.’
    installing, install, fitting, putting in, putting in place
    swearing in, induction, instatement, inauguration, investiture, appointment
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  • 2A large piece of equipment installed for use.

    ‘computer installations’
    • ‘Medical personnel, equipment and installations were to be respected and identified by a distinctive emblem - a Red Cross and Crescent on a white background.’
    • ‘In the garden, fixed lighting, pond pumps, and electrical installations in sheds and garages are now subject to the new regulations.’
    • ‘The work is being carried out by Thames Water and the electricity installations by EDF Energy.’
    • ‘Causes suggested include industrial equipment such as pumps, fans, electrical installations and cooling towers - and domestic appliances such as fridges or even fish tanks.’
    • ‘Mr Zulu also said the main processing equipment and other sensitive installations had not been affected by the fire except for the quality control room where equipment was completely destroyed.’
    • ‘We confirm that the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Services installations are now in a state of Practical Completion.’
    • ‘Defects in such ancillary equipment as central heating boilers or electrical installations would be subject to the normal Donoghue v Stevenson principle if such defects gave rise to damage to other parts of the building.’
    • ‘To the west is the technical wing containing the radio communications equipment and installations connected to the antennae.’
    • ‘Additional equipment installations also are permitted topside.’
    • ‘The firm will look after the mechanical and electrical installations for a new Home Office Central London Accommodation Strategy project - HOCLAS.’
    • ‘Under the new legislation, the BC Safety Authority will replace the provincial safety engineering division to monitor gas and electrical installations.’
    • ‘With 45,000 square feet of raised flooring, major new equipment installations can be assimilated by the prewired and pre-bussed underfloor.’
    equipment, machinery
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    1. 2.1 A military or industrial establishment.
      ‘nuclear installations’
      • ‘The aiming points thereafter, for bombing raids, were no longer military or industrial installations, but a church or other significant spot in the centre of industrial towns.’
      • ‘During the first and second wars, Chechen rebels sought to acquire radioactive and biological materials, plotted to hijack a nuclear submarine and cased military nuclear installations.’
      • ‘Many supplies and much equipment necessary to support the defense of Bataan were lost at forward supply depots, military installations, or the Manila area.’
      • ‘The goal of base closure is to move all of the affected units, soldiers, families, and equipment to other installations while properly accounting for everything and everyone.’
      • ‘It also means that India will have to clearly separate its military nuclear installations from the civilian ones, a much needed and welcome move.’
      • ‘Power stations, airports and certain radio stations would have been blown up and key military installations would have been taken over.’
      • ‘Churchill brazenly lied to the House of Commons and the public, claiming that only military and industrial installations were targeted.’
      • ‘The state became an armed fortress as the United States established 172 military installations in it.’
      • ‘Convoys of troops and helicopter gunships have been observed leaving military installations around the capital.’
      • ‘They were moved between power stations, oil refineries, military installations and factories, as their captors tried to cover possible bomb targets.’
      • ‘Military installations, nuclear facilities and universities are just a few examples of places that might become terrorist targets.’
      • ‘We were also employed to camouflage military installations and factories.’
      • ‘Illegal aliens are working in airports, nuclear power plants, chemical facilities and military installations.’
      • ‘The Delta IV submarines are strategic nuclear missile submarines designed to carry out strikes on military and industrial installations and naval bases.’
      • ‘The Pentagon uses the prime vendor program to buy nearly everything, excluding weapons, to outfit troops in military installations.’
      • ‘He admitted after the Bali bombing that had the government acted on every piece of raw intelligence, many railways, airports, shopping centres, and military installations would have had to be shut down.’
      • ‘Combat planes are stationed in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait and weapons storage and other installations are located elsewhere in the Gulf.’
      • ‘Both sites are military installations at which Trident nuclear warheads are manufactured (and other activities carried on).’
      • ‘Nuclear power stations are patrolled night and day; military installations are at their highest level of alert.’
      • ‘I use the excellent fitness equipment provided on most installations, and the pools available in some places.’
      base, camp, station, post, depot, centre, facility, establishment, premises
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    2. 2.2 An art exhibit constructed within a gallery.
      ‘a video installation’
      • ‘In the main gallery a video installation entitled Sleeping is immediate and personal, inviting you to listen and feel.’
      • ‘A story of rebirth, a meditation on the repercussions of refusing to age, and a cultural retracing of roots, the piece also features installations, storytelling and shamanism.’
      • ‘The exhibition will include the artist's site specific audio walks as well as a number of indoor sound pieces and multimedia installations.’
      • ‘Traditionally, such installations are unique pieces.’
      • ‘Walking into the Sanlam Art Gallery to view the installations of sculptor Jan van der Merwe is a bit like stepping onto a stage set.’
      • ‘One of the most striking pieces is a new installation created for the show by Robert McDowell, who assisted Joseph Beuys during his Irish sojourn.’
      • ‘In recent years he has been making sculptures, installations, photographs and videos which recall the social impact of the Vietnam War on that country's inhabitants.’
      • ‘Arora, who was awarded a teaching grant at Amherst, created for her thesis piece an installation called Mandir Masjid that echoed the trauma of partition.’
      • ‘Back in the main galleries, the video installations of Jane and Louise Wilson and Willie Doherty reinforce that sensation of dislocation.’
      • ‘In a gallery I'm most likely drawn to any number of pieces of work from installations, multimedia and the classics.’
      • ‘In my installations, the display mechanism is part of the piece.’
      • ‘Their sprawling theme park of paintings, photographs, sculptures, installations and videos amounts to a surprisingly ambitious exhibition.’
      • ‘The exhibition included slide projections, videos, photographs, installations and paintings as well as wall sculptures.’
      • ‘The piece debuted at an installation in the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art as an accompaniment to the plaster structures on the album's cover.’
      • ‘That's how it becomes modern, it's sort of a conceptual art piece, or an installation with fruit, tutus and jazz in different languages.’
      • ‘With no set plans in mind, Huang sets out to create his kinetic installations from piecing together several electronic gadgets.’
      • ‘In their installation, a sensor detects the approaching viewer and triggers a projected image of Van Eyck to appear in the mirror.’
      • ‘Her works, which comprise photos, installations, videos and sculptures, are replete with kitschy imagery.’
      • ‘The strolls offer examples of painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, installations, mixed media and other artistic expressions.’
      • ‘Paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, photographs, editions and digital art will be featured.’

Pronunciation

installation

/ˌɪnstəˈleɪʃ(ə)n//ˌinstəˈlāSH(ə)n/